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Old 03-23-2002, 12:50 PM
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Talking Xenon Lights Installed! '99 E (w210)

First off - all apologies - I can't find my digital camera anywhere! I wanted to post pics of the install.

Glad to say - installed! I ordered the xenon replacement kit from Tony at Bekkers Imports. I thought I was buying OEM parts, however a Hella kit came. In any case, I found out Hella manufactures all of the OEM xenons for bmw and mercedes. Oh well, in any case, the lights came in two(huge) boxes. They are the complete headlamp assemblies. No instructions included - just parts in a box. I was skeptical about installing them etc, as i'm no mechanic by any means.

THIS INSTALL WAS A JOKE! It was literally a matter of about 4 bolts to unscrew, and 2 plugs to pull out. Reverse the process - and the lights are in.

Note - I disconnected the battery (+) cable to do the install as someone else on this board recommended it. Dunno if its necessary or not, but it took 2 mins to take the back seat out and do it, and thats probably worth not getting zapped or electrocuted!

Also - my radio reset and asked for a code - but this was easily fixed by opening my owners manual packet - and theres a card right there that says radio code card.

I bolted everything back in place, put away all the tools etc, started the car up, and turned the lights on. Nice and blue!! The lenses look much cooler too.

In any case, the only thing I haven't done is aim them. When I turned them on in my dark garage, they appeared to be shooting straight forward on my wall. I've never aimed the lights before - Any tips on headlight aiming? I wonder how i'll know if they're off?

So my advice to anyone considering installing it, go for it. Even with my limited mechanical knowledge, this was a no-brainer. All you need is a socket, extension, and a few sockets, the one I used most was 7mm.

Enjoy, and friviolous blue lights for everyone!
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Old 03-23-2002, 09:16 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, how much for the kit? All the ones I've seen have been $1000.00- $2000.00 and that's a little expensive. Also do you happen to know which models do they make kits for? Thanks...
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Old 03-23-2002, 10:23 PM
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lites

They are a bit pricey, but whoa are they brighter and they look cool. They were on sale for $995 at bekkers, but if you mention to the forum you may be able to get additional discounts. Contact Tony. I bought them for $915.
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Old 03-24-2002, 01:15 PM
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Lightman, found this site "out there" and has a quick but comperhensive aiming procedure. Hope it helps...
http://www.endosquid.com/audi/audinfo_euroaim.htm
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Old 03-24-2002, 01:48 PM
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thanks!

Thanks much, that guide outlines a much more precise method than my 'looks ok' method! :-) I was planning on just having the dealer dial it in the next time i was in, but will now be in search of level ground with a white wall !
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Lightman,

Still happy with your HID's? Did the bekkers light have both the low and high beam xenons? The stock 2000 was low beam only.
Did you take a look at HID4less products before deciding?

Thx, Ed
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